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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Betting Odds and Picks for Top Tournament Run Scorer

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

With more runs being scored than ever before in the one-day format of the game, we take a look at some of the favorites to be crowned Top Batsman of the tournament.

Virat Kohli (India)

The Indian skipper’s ability to consistently churn out runs is frightening. Kohli has an unrivalled 19 ODI centuries since the last World Cup and averages a remarkable 78.29 runs per innings in that time. Kohli lives to score runs for his country. His appetite, coupled with his mind-boggling statistics, makes him one of the most feared batsmen in the world and the favorite to be top run scorer at this year’s tournament.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 8.00

David Warner (Australia)

Warner comes into the World Cup in red hot form. Despite his year ban from the sport, the fiery Aussie returned with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad as if he’d never been away. Warner's record of seven 50’s and one 100 in his first ten innings speaks for itself. Explosive with the bat and lightening quick between to the wickets, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Warner topped the World Cup run-scoring charts.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 10.00

Jonny Bairstow (England)

The spearhead of the No. 1 ranked ODI team, Bairstow’s promotion from middle-order to opening batsmen has proved to be extremely beneficial. He averages just shy of 50 from 57 ODI innings and is predicted to score big on home soil. A recent century in a World Cup warm-up match against Pakistan proves he is coming into the 2019 tournament at the top of his game.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 10.00

Jason Roy (England)

England are being touted as the first ever team to break the 500-run barrier in a single ODI innings. If they are to do it in this tournament, Jason Roy will no doubt be at the center of the action. Like Bairstow, Roy impressed in recent games against Pakistan with three 50+ scores. We could well see the limited over specialist blow away opposition bowlers in the coming weeks.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 13.00

Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

The highest scoring left-hand batsmen since the 2015 World Cup won’t be slowing down at this year’s tournament. de Kock averages just over 50 in 62 ODI appearances in that time. South Africa will be relying on the explosive 26-year-old to score quick runs for their side and his outstanding IPL performances last season suggest he won’t let them down.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 15.00

Rohit Sharma (India)

The six-hitting machine has become an integral part of the Indian team in recent years. Sharma's unorthodox style and ruthlessness at the crease have turned him into one of the finest one-day batsmen of his generation. A total of 130 maximums in 71 ODI innings since the last World Cup means he is one of the front runners to finish at the top of the batting charts.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 15.00

Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

The Kiwi captain is already regarded as one of the country’s greatest ever batsmen. Williamson averages 45.90 in ODI internationals and that number could well increase throughout the tournament. With compatriot Ross Taylor arguably in the form of his life, New Zealand are serious contenders to lift the trophy and Williamson will no doubt do everything he can to help his country achieve success.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 17.00

Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Azam is primed to thrive on the biggest stage in world cricket. The top-ranked T20 international batsmen reached 1,000 ODI runs in just 21 innings. At 24 years of age, he carries his country’s hopes at this year’s World Cup. An eye-catching 112 against Afghanistan in a warm-up match suggests Azam is in good nick and ready to make some substantial totals.

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 21.00

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

The Jamaican will be looking to go out with a bang as he lines up in his last ODI World Cup. Gayle is arguably the most exciting batsmen white ball cricket has ever seen and hit an unmatched 26 sixes at the 2015 tournament. Although Gayle is considered an outsider for this year’s top run scorer, you can’t rule him out wowing the fans one last time with his destructive batting.

<Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 21.00

Jos Butler (England)

Cricket World Cup Top Tournament Run Scorer Betting Odds: 23.00

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